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Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 13, 2022

Question of the Day

Who was the youngest U.S. president?
Theodore Roosevelt. He assumed the presidency in September 1901, after the assassination of William McKinley and shortly before his 43rd birthday. John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president, being just 43 years of age when he took office in 1961.

Advice of the Day

Have a thought for the birds: Put out suet and seeds.

Home Hint of the Day

To remove a bloodstain from carpeting, sprinkle on salt, then cold water. Gently blot the area with a sponge, then wipe up the mixture.

Word of the Day

Stratus cloud
Thin, gray sheet-like cloud with low base; may bring drizzle or snow.

Puzzle of the Day

What is that which is full of holes and yet holds water?
A sponge

Born

  • Bess Truman (U.S. First Lady)
  • Chuck Yeager (pilot)
  • George Segal (actor)
  • Peter Tork (musician, member of The Monkees)
  • Peter Gabriel (musician)
  • Robbie Williams (singer)
  • Kristy Powell (Olympic gymnast)

Died

  • Lily Pons (soprano)
  • Pauline Trigere (fashion designer)
  • Waylon Jennings (singer)
  • Ralph Waite (actor; best known as John Walton on The Waltons)

Events

  • Astronomer Tycho Brahe outlined his solar system structure
  • Jesse James robbed his first bank
  • Strauss’s Blue Danube premiered in Vienna
  • First U.S. quintuplets born, in Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Novocain (procaine) patented
  • The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) established
  • The first Barbie dolls went on sale
  • First women Royal Canadian Air Force pilots (Captains Nora Bottomley, Dee Brasseur, and Leah Mosher) graduated
  • Winter Olympics began, Calgary, Alberta
  • Second tune-up for the Hubble Space Telescope began
  • The last original Peanuts comic strip ran in newspapers
  • Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

Weather

  • Ice floes formed in the Gulf of Mexico
  • -2 degrees F, Tallahassee, Florida
  • A snowstorm that began late in the day eventually dropped 15 inches of snow on Boise, Idaho
  • -72 degrees F at Shepherd Bay, Nunavut

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